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Paddle Out for Justice Sunday morning on peninsula

Paddle Out for Justice Sunday morning on peninsula

  Mad River Union SAMOA PENINSULA –  On Sunday, June 6,a coalition of local surfers is coordinating the 2nd Annual Paddle Out for Justice. This event aims to raise awareness, remember lives lost, and raise money for six local organizations led by and for People of Color. Attendees should bring non-motorized watercraft to Twaya’t, the

357 acre, including Dog Ranch, to be conserved on Samoa Peninsula

Friends of the Dunes SAMOA PENINSULA –Friends of the Dunes has completed a deal with Security National, the Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation and Conservation District, the Wildlife Conservation Board, the California Natural Resources Agency, and the California State Coastal Conservancy to acquire the Samoa Dunes and Wetlands for the purposes of conservation and public access. 

New tsunami maps for Humboldt County

California Geological Survey SACRAMENTO – The California Geological Survey (CGS) today released two tsunami hazard maps for Humboldt County. One shows potential tsunami inundation – how far inland a surge of ​seawater might go in a worst-case scenario event. The other map shows where evacuees from a pending tsunami should go to ensure their safety.

Samoa fish farm project nearing decision point

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union SAMOA PENINSULA – A Norway-based aquaculture company will soon decide whether to pursue a project on Humboldt Bay’s former pulp mill site and its interest has highlighted the economic potential of the Samoa Peninsula. ​At its Aug. 3 meeting, Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors was updated on the project and

Norweigian aquaculture project gets Samoa lease

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union SAMOA – Humboldt County is poised to become a hub for aquaculture, as the Harbor District has approved a lease for a Norway-based company that aims to build a fish farm on the Samoa Peninsula.  The district’s Board of Commissioners approved a 30-year lease with a subsidiary of Nordic Aquafarms

Father, daughter rescued at North Jetty

Jack Durham Mad River Union SAMOA PENINSULA – A woman who fell into the water at the North Jetty, and a father who jumped in to save her, were successfully rescued shortly after 1 p.m. today, Aug. 16. Both suffered minor abrasions, but were otherwise unharmed. Robert Blubaugh of Yreka said his 29-year-old daughter, Robin

Manila CSD purchases nuclear centrifuges

Mad River Union MANILA, APRIL 1 – Federal and local officials were alarmed to learn that the Manila Community Services District has acquired nuclear centrifuges, but a district spokesman contends that the devices are being used only for peaceful purposes. The February purchase of two Zippe-type gas centrifuges came to light after a resident of

Coastal uses plan gets final OK from supervisors

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A long-debated plan that will allow interim commercial use of Humboldt Bay coastal-dependent industrial sites has received final approval. The Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance on the Humboldt Bay permitting at its Oct. 3 meeting. The ordinance will allow properties with coastal industrial zoning to host other

Bay coastal development gets provisional OK

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT — The state has authorized temporary, interim uses of 650-plus acres of Humboldt Bay coastal lands for a variety of civic, commercial and industrial purposes. Cannabis cultivation is ruled out for the time being on the so-called Coastal Dependent Industrial (CDI) lands on Samoa Peninsula. The term refers to

U.S. Coast Guard to hold open house Saturday

 U.S. Coast Guard SAMOA PENINSULA – Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay personnel are scheduled to host an open house event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the station, located at 200 New Navy Base Road in Eureka.  The free, public event will welcome members of the community onto the base to see Coast Guard helicopters and small boats